Losing weight is a daunting process, especially if you have gone through all the conventional procedures including exercise and dieting regimes, but to no avail. Failing to control your food cravings and shedding the unwanted weight can affect your confidence and self-esteem. This can cause harm to your daily work routine and personal relationships. When the traditional weight loss methods prove to be ineffective and you feel like you are running out of options, it may be a good time to turn your attention towards more innovative ways of losing weight. For instance, food hypnotherapy is all the rage at the moment because people have achieved the desired results after only 3 to 4 sessions.
Food addiction is one of the primary reasons why you are unable to lose weight. Take a look below to find out everything about food addiction and food hypnotherapy.
# What are the reasons behind food addiction?
There is no known explanation for food addiction. However, there are certain genetic, emotional and psychological reasons behind addiction. For some people, eating food is simply a way of managing difficult problems and situations, such as anxiety, depression, stress, unemployment and low self-esteem. In the long run, the relationship that these people have with food changes and they become dependent. There are also people who eat when bored. Slowly, but surely this leads to binge-eating and before you realise it, it becomes an addiction to eat even when he or she is not hungry.
# Why should you approach a food hypnotherapist?
Food addiction has a lot to do with your mind rather than your body. Even if you try crash diets or hardcore exercise regimes, sooner or later you are bound to give up. Since hypnotherapy is about the mind, it works towards strengthening and enhancing your willpower to say ‘no’ to your food cravings. Initially, it may appear next to impossible, but slowly you will realise that your mind is stronger than your addiction. In order to achieve the desired results, you must approach a trained and experienced food hypnotherapist capable of conditioning your mind to attain the goals that you have.
# What happens during the therapy session?
As you walk into the office of the hypnotherapist or the session is conducted over Skype, the hypnotherapist will first try to make you feel comfortable. You will be engaged in small talk and the hypnotherapist will also want to know about your past issues that led to the food addiction and the weight that you want to achieve. Once you feel completely relaxed, the hypnotherapist will make use of several different therapies, such as CBT, pause therapy and even imagery to condition your mind. One thing that you must remember here is that the hypnotherapist will not and cannot make you do anything that you do not want to. Hypnosis is all about bringing to the fore the subdued feelings and wants. As the session progresses, the hypnotherapist will try to alter the relationship that you share with food so that you are able to let go of your dangerous dependence on it.